[Ed. note: This image was initially mistakenly identified as Celilo Fall.]
Here's a group of fisherman at Sherar's Falls on the Deschutes River, alongside a fish ladder. I'm not sure how the fishermen got across it, but perhaps there is some cabling out of view.
Tags: Alva_Day Deschutes_River fishing fish_ladder Native_American Sherars_Falls
It appears that if one of the fishermen fell in, it would be sure death.
Dale Nicol on 11th December 2018 @ 7:04am
This photograph was taken at Shears Bridge.
LMH on 11th December 2018 @ 7:11am
Oopps! That should be Sherars bridge.
LMH on 11th December 2018 @ 7:13am
Good identification LMH!
On one of Peter Skene Ogden's trapping expeditions through this area, he makes note of the Indians hanging around the mouth of the Deschutes River. They are starving and waiting for the spring run of fish which is late.
L.E. on 11th December 2018 @ 8:23am
No wonder it didn't look like any of the other pictures of Celilo Falls! Thanks for the correction LMH. I will change the notes.
Arthur on 11th December 2018 @ 2:34pm
Can you actually see anyone fishing? Did Alva title the photo as fishermen and is that a woman standing at the front of the rock?
L.E. on 11th December 2018 @ 8:34pm
The print isn’t very clear, but I can see at least one person with a dip net.
ArthurB on 11th December 2018 @ 8:40pm
The falls view has changed very little. The UP railroad grade showing here on the east bank is now a paved auto road from here up to Maupin. Starting the climb above it is the original military road from The Dalles through Sherrers and Bakeoven to John Day.
Kenn on 13th December 2018 @ 9:35am